Report: Star Wars: Battlefront Will Launch This November

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Report: Star Wars: Battlefront Will Launch This November

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The official Star Wars: Battlefront website has a release date for the game hidden in its code.

Super sleuths over at Video Gamer may have just uncovered the release date for Star Wars: Battlefront right out from under EA's nose. While the official website for the game doesn't overtly mention any dates, hidden within its code is a very damming statement: "Star Wars: Battlefront - Available November 17, 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC."

You can probably expect the date to be officially announced tomorrow, when EA will stream an official preview of the game at Star Wars.com. As a quick FYI, the Battlefront stream will begin on Friday April 17 at 10.30am PDT/1.30pm EDT.

Additionally, the website has also revealed the first official in-game screenshot of the game, showing off a scout trooper riding a speederbike through the iconic Endor forest. You can check it out to the right.

If the leaked date is true, it means that Battlefront will likely ship a couple of weeks Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 - one of its major competitors - which typically releases on the first or second Tuesday of November. It also means it'll come ahead of Star Wars: The Force Awakens December release date.

We've reached out to EA for confirmation, but your best bet is to probably just check out the stream tomorrow morning.

Source: Video Gamer

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Already bought it for my original xbox in 2004 when it was released, great game though the heroes were done better in the sequel, Battlefront 2.

They're actually calling it "Battlefront"? As in, not "Battlefront 3"?

I swear to Christ the game industry sucks at naming anything nowadays.

I thought this would be the case too, The Forece Awakens releases around the same time so it makes sense to cash in on all the Star Wars hype.

OH MY GOD I'M SO F*CKING EXCITED FOR BATTLEFRONT!

Aerosteam:
They're actually calling it "Battlefront"? As in, not "Battlefront 3"?

I swear to Christ the game industry sucks at naming anything nowadays.

I would not doubt they do it intentionally to make it difficult to search up the older ones while making sure that someone on a nostalgia trip happens across the newer stuff more readily. Almost a slightly less malicious version of nonpersoning a.... game instead of a person.

This is the last time I'm letting myself get excited for a DICE game.

If the release date is true and doesn't end up getting pushed back, then it look like I will finally have a reason to get one of the new consoles.

I want to see actual in game footage before I decide. All these tech demo clips are just wasting peoples time.

Aerosteam:
They're actually calling it "Battlefront"? As in, not "Battlefront 3"?

I swear to Christ the game industry sucks at naming anything nowadays.

I cannot fathom why they made this decision. People are just going to call it Battlefront 3 because not doing so would be fucking confusing!

Aerosteam:
They're actually calling it "Battlefront"? As in, not "Battlefront 3"?

I swear to Christ the game industry sucks at naming anything nowadays.

Because Battlefront 2 came out 10 years ago and to anyone under 20 that name is irrelevant.

This way they get the older audience who do remember and the younger audience who think it's a new game.

Sequels only get good sales off of there name within 4 years on average after all.

P-89 Scorpion:

Aerosteam:
They're actually calling it "Battlefront"? As in, not "Battlefront 3"?

I swear to Christ the game industry sucks at naming anything nowadays.

Because Battlefront 2 came out 10 years ago and to anyone under 20 that name is irrelevant.

This way they get the older audience who do remember and the younger audience who think it's a new game.

Sequels only get good sales off of there name within 4 years on average after all.

Thanks for making me feel old at 25. This just confuses people when we compare Star Wars Battlefront to Star Wars Battlefront and talk about what Battlefront did better than Battlefront and worse than it.

P-89 Scorpion:
Because Battlefront 2 came out 10 years ago and to anyone under 20 that name is irrelevant.

This way they get the older audience who do remember and the younger audience who think it's a new game.

Sequels only get good sales off of there name within 4 years on average after all.

I'm 16, my friends are 13-16 as well, and Battlefront 2 was easily our favorite game. We were all so disappointed in Grade 6 when we learned Battlefront 3 was officially cancelled.

Aerosteam:
They're actually calling it "Battlefront"? As in, not "Battlefront 3"?

I swear to Christ the game industry sucks at naming anything nowadays.

They claim it's a "reboot". In other words, its their excuse to not include a third person mode.

OT: HOLY TIT MUFFINS I CAN'T WAIT! Especially when after I watched that amazing Force Awakens teaser. I hope I won't miss the gameplay stream tomorrow.

Yay! I can't wai-

Bob_McMillan:
to not include a third person mode.

Wut? No 3rd person? I haven't been following the news at all so I have no idea what's going to be in the game and what's not. Is that a fact? Please tell me that's not a fact.

dangoball:
Yay! I can't wai-

Bob_McMillan:
to not include a third person mode.

Wut? No 3rd person? I haven't been following the news at all so I have no idea what's going to be in the game and what's not. Is that a fact? Please tell me that's not a fact.

Not a fact no, but a highly supported guess. DICE has never made a non-FPS game before. In all the interviews and articles I have read, the call both the new game and the old Battlefronts FPS games, even though third person was default. A DICE dev even said that Battlefront will be a "revolutionary FPS".They claim there will be "third person elements", though that could easily be just a third person mode for vehicles, or similar to what they have in Destiny, or just for the Heroes and Villains.

Here's hoping though, I love seeing sexy stormtrooper armor in 3rd person.

I'm starting to think that EA's feeling jealous- they lost out to Comcast for Consumerist's Worst Company of the Year last year, and I think they've figured out that pissing off gamers isn't enough; now they've going after the notably larger target demographic of "people who understand how numbers work".

P-89 Scorpion:
Sequels only get good sales off of there name within 4 years on average after all.

That... that doesn't make any sense at all. Name recognition is a huge part of the industry; why do you think we saw horrific PPS versions of Syndicate, Thief, and X-Com ten or more years after the last installment of each? More to the point, how on Earth could you quantify that? Even if you're somehow surveying every customer, and you somehow know that each of them is being entirely honest, who is ever motivated to buy a game for one single reason? At the very least, can you give us a cite for that statistic?

I hope you guys are ready for tons of micro transactions and map packs!

I really hope I am wrong, but this EA we're talking about :/

Recusant:
I'm starting to think that EA's feeling jealous- they lost out to Comcast for Consumerist's Worst Company of the Year last year, and I think they've figured out that pissing off gamers isn't enough; now they've going after the notably larger target demographic of "people who understand how numbers work".

P-89 Scorpion:
Sequels only get good sales off of there name within 4 years on average after all.

That... that doesn't make any sense at all. Name recognition is a huge part of the industry; why do you think we saw horrific PPS versions of Syndicate, Thief, and X-Com ten or more years after the last installment of each? More to the point, how on Earth could you quantify that? Even if you're somehow surveying every customer, and you somehow know that each of them is being entirely honest, who is ever motivated to buy a game for one single reason? At the very least, can you give us a cite for that statistic?

Syndicate and X-com were reboot's not numbered sequels with one successful and one a failure.

Meanwhile Thief while only in the barest sense was a sequel it bombed, while game sales are harder to find look at film sequels and you see that less than 4 years is the sweet spot for increasing profit from a sequel.

Bob_McMillan:

dangoball:
Yay! I can't wai-

Bob_McMillan:
to not include a third person mode.

Wut? No 3rd person? I haven't been following the news at all so I have no idea what's going to be in the game and what's not. Is that a fact? Please tell me that's not a fact.

Not a fact no, but a highly supported guess. DICE has never made a non-FPS game before. In all the interviews and articles I have read, the call both the new game and the old Battlefronts FPS games, even though third person was default. A DICE dev even said that Battlefront will be a "revolutionary FPS".They claim there will be "third person elements", though that could easily be just a third person mode for vehicles, or similar to what they have in Destiny, or just for the Heroes and Villains.

Here's hoping though, I love seeing sexy stormtrooper armor in 3rd person.

That makes me sad but at least there is still hope.

Fappy:
I hope you guys are ready for tons of micro transactions and map packs!

I really hope I am wrong, but this EA we're talking about :/

Sigh... A fools hope, I guess.

Why are there so many caveats to something I want to be exited about? Damn you, gaming industry!

If the leaked date is true, it means that Battlefront will likely ship a couple of weeks Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

Missed a word there between weeks and Call.

I'm calling it now the special units such as jedi, chewie, boba fett, etc.
Will cost real money to play as every match. Something like £0.59/$0.79 to spawn as XXX.

Dominic Crossman:
I'm calling it now the special units such as jedi, chewie, boba fett, etc.
Will cost real money to play as every match. Something like £0.59/$0.79 to spawn as XXX.

I wouldn't be surprised, since in BF4 you can buy an unlock to every single weapon there is.

Press X to stab Womp Rat

*shudder*

Fingers crossed this isn't just Battlefield with a Star Wars texture pack, because I'm really looking forward to this.

This is EA, you all know what kind of "games" they release and what sort of shit each and every one includes.

Why bother getting your hopes up? It's even made by DICE, so better just remove this from your memory if you're looking for anything but a battlefield reskin

Although, granted, i'm not sure whose bright idea it was to hand Battlefront 3 to these buttmonkeys

MrPeanut:
Although, granted, i'm not sure whose bright idea it was to hand Battlefront 3 to these buttmonkeys

Subtle hint, they are the only developer EA has that has made a truly successful FPS this decade. In fact the only other two FPS games EA has released in the last ten years that sold over five million were Medal of Honor 2010 and Crysis, everything else has been a middling success or a total disaster.

I'm not holding much hope for this, EA are firing it at the traditional 'must match Call of Duty' release date and it's a DICE game. Ever since Codename Eagle DICE and release periods have mixed very poorly.

Screw game footage and release dates, I wanna know how much micro payments and DLC EA has put in it.
Mark my words, this'll be a mix of COD:Ghosts and Dungeon Keeper mobile.

Silentpony:
Screw game footage and release dates, I wanna know how much micro payments and DLC EA has put in it.
Mark my words, this'll be a mix of COD:Ghosts and Dungeon Keeper mobile.

DLC? At least five or six DLC packs full of maps, weapons, and skins. Microtransactions? I don't know, but probably paid unlocks.

Bob_McMillan:

dangoball:
Yay! I can't wai-

Bob_McMillan:
to not include a third person mode.

Wut? No 3rd person? I haven't been following the news at all so I have no idea what's going to be in the game and what's not. Is that a fact? Please tell me that's not a fact.

Not a fact no, but a highly supported guess. DICE has never made a non-FPS game before. In all the interviews and articles I have read, the call both the new game and the old Battlefronts FPS games, even though third person was default. A DICE dev even said that Battlefront will be a "revolutionary FPS".They claim there will be "third person elements", though that could easily be just a third person mode for vehicles, or similar to what they have in Destiny, or just for the Heroes and Villains.

Here's hoping though, I love seeing sexy stormtrooper armor in 3rd person.

fuck, looks like I'm not getting this game at all now, at least until someone on PC has modded in third person mode as the default. I couldn't give two flying fucks to play another battlefield reskin, give me my god damn battlefront bitches.

Are people really excited about this? It's another DICE game and an EA multilayer title. That means it's not going to live up to 10% of the hype.

gmaverick019:

Bob_McMillan:

dangoball:
Yay! I can't wai-

Wut? No 3rd person? I haven't been following the news at all so I have no idea what's going to be in the game and what's not. Is that a fact? Please tell me that's not a fact.

Not a fact no, but a highly supported guess. DICE has never made a non-FPS game before. In all the interviews and articles I have read, the call both the new game and the old Battlefronts FPS games, even though third person was default. A DICE dev even said that Battlefront will be a "revolutionary FPS".They claim there will be "third person elements", though that could easily be just a third person mode for vehicles, or similar to what they have in Destiny, or just for the Heroes and Villains.

Here's hoping though, I love seeing sexy stormtrooper armor in 3rd person.

fuck, looks like I'm not getting this game at all now, at least until someone on PC has modded in third person mode as the default. I couldn't give two flying fucks to play another battlefield reskin, give me my god damn battlefront bitches.

Eh, good luck to those modders working with the Frostbite engine. Even the devs cant use it right.

Adam Jensen:
Are people really excited about this? It's another DICE game and an EA multilayer title. That means it's not going to live up to 10% of the hype.

ITS BEEN 10 YEARS MAN!

Even if it was a literally BF4 with Star Wars skins I would still buy it. I can't not be excited for this, as much as I am apprehensive with the direction DICE has taken.

Have requirements been released for this? Man I really hope my machine can run this...

Do we have any game play footage at all yet? Because that worries me if we don't.

Ahhhhh the Escapist community, always expecting the worst.

I for one have faith in dice. Battlefront was pretty much a 3rd person battlefield anyway. I really can't see there being micro transactions in this, and if there is, it'll be cosmetic stuff.

I can almost garauntee Disney have them on a very tight leash as well. EA and dice may have the rights to make them game but its disney that owns it, they will have final say on what happens.... or I assume they will.

P-89 Scorpion:

Aerosteam:
They're actually calling it "Battlefront"? As in, not "Battlefront 3"?

I swear to Christ the game industry sucks at naming anything nowadays.

Because Battlefront 2 came out 10 years ago and to anyone under 20 that name is irrelevant.

My cousins (Oldest one is 15 now... damn, last I remembered, he was 8!) disagree. Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is their favorite game... and they were really disappointed when our Xbox 360 stopped being able to play it (And were glad that it's one of the games the 360's backward-compatible with.

chozo_hybrid:
Do we have any game play footage at all yet? Because that worries me if we don't.

They're gonna stream gameplay/release a trailer in about 4 hours

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